Thursday, September 14, 2017

Probiotics For Dogs

Why Probiotics for your pets?

We all know for us, that yogurt is a good probiotic , but is it good for your pet?

Yogurt contains a lot of sugar and added flavorings which are not good for your 4 legged friend.

Why are Probiotics so important for your pets?

Boosting the immune system is the most important reason to supplement with Probiotics. 

Probiotics are the good guys- a friendly bacteria and necessary to a healthy and balanced stomach and intestinal tract. There are good bacteria and harmful bacteria.

Even though your dog or cat's body should supply it's own needs, there are factors that lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria. Symptoms may show up that don't point to the gut.
So, what destroys the good bacteria in your pet's gut? 
1. Antibiotics or Prescription Drugs
2. Stress
3. Changes in the home- such as a new pet
4. Poor diet or lack of nutritional needs
5. Pollutants
6. Chemical Fertilizers

These stressors allow the harmful bacteria to multiply and produce too much toxins and carcinogenic agents. The toxins then inhibit normal function of the digestive tract, thus placing stronger demands on the kidneys and liver. With this, the whole body is affected, speeding up the aging process, leading to disease and painful physical symptoms.  All of this is because it has weakened the immune system. 

80% of your pet's immune system is based in the gastrointestinal tract (gut).
Symptoms that can display as a lack of this good gut bacteria are:

  • Skin allergies with dry, itchy spots or hot spots; 
  • Allergies that increase inflammation and mucus; 
  • Gas, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, constipation
  • An intolerance to certain foods; 
  • Chronic compromising of the immune system.

Friendly bacteria types:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgarius
  • Lactobacillus reuteri
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bacillus subtilis

So, what are the recommended Probiotics for your dog and cat?

Give Probiotics in between meals.  It's better not to interfere with normal gastric juices. 
Many products today contain between 1 and 3 million beneficial bacteria per scoop. This is okay. Any amount of probiotics can be helpful. But, if you really want to make sure you're promoting optimal health and wellbeing, you can do far better.
“Ideally, you’ll want to find a probiotic formula with 20, 30, 40 million or more beneficial bacteria per scoop.

Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement Box, 30gm/30 Count - Individual packets of powder.  Purina’s Fortiflora is the number one selling probiotic for dogs, and our number one recommendation for dogs requiring occasional digestive support for loose stools and diarrhea. It can safely be used on pregnant and lactating bitches as well as young puppies and is highly palatable. 

Purina Fortiflora Feline Nutritional Supplement Box, 30gmPurina Fortiflora Feline- Individual packets of powder- 30 per box.  This is by far the most palatable digestive supplement we have found with our own 4 cats. We highly recommend this! 

Probiotics for Dogs with Natural Digestive Enzymes &x25CF; Dog Probiotics Chewable ● 4 Bill CFUs / 2 chews ● Dog Diarrhea Upset Stomach Yeast Gas Bad Breath Immunity Allergies Skin Itching Hot Spots  Pet Vitality Pro makes a great chewable complete digestive health and immune system supplement that works for dogs. With 4 billion CFUs per 2 chews it has added Maqui Berry. Papaya and a Super Green Food. Made and Manufactured in USA in an FDA inspected facility. All certified ingredients. We make sure, that our product is 100% SAFE for your dog. Every production batch is MICROBIOLOGICALY TESTED in a third party lab, to proof safety and purity. Produced in small batches - always benefit from a fresh product with long shelf life.

Raw goat milk is abundant in natural probiotics. It has very little lactose (the sugar that’s in cow’s milk) so doesn’t cause the same digestive issues as regular dairy.

Kefir1/4 Cup Live Organic Water Kefir Grains (Tibicos) Natural Probioticsis high in probiotics and excellent at rebalancing intestinal bacteria, boosting immunity and correcting loose stools and diarrhea. If you have multiple dogs, renewable Kefir is the most affordable solution. This is great after a round of antibiotics. 

Kefir contains minerals and essential amino acids that help the body with its natural healing powers. Among them, Tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is abundant in Kefir. Well-known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system it may help calm high drive or highly anxious dogs.
You can now buy Kefir at almost any grocery store now, rather than trying to make your own. is your source for made in USA Pet Supplies.

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